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Old 01-08-2018, 05:04 PM   #21
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Thanks for the info on TOAD pulling. An RV friend in Washington (State) said its lunacy to even think of pulling my F-150 @ 4700# behind a Thor KM-24. He also suggested I look into a Wrangler 2-door which is around 3800#. Any thoughts on this idea?
Your best bet is to get to a scale. Once you have your unit weighed you'll know exactly how much you can tow. Subtract the scaled weight from your GCWR weight of 15,250 lbs (from the Quantum KM24 Page). The difference will be what you can tow (unless the difference is > the 5000 hitch rating, then its your hitch rating).

A good place to weigh is at a Cat Scale.

Jeep's are popular toads: Easy to tow, easy to maintain. Other options for a toad: A Ford Focus (even lighter at around 3000lbs), a Ford C-Max/Fusion hybrid/Energi--the hybrids & Energi models are flat towable but they are also at 3800lbs).
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:29 PM   #22
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Km-24 & toad

I guess Ill have to take a look at these vehicles because, I need a TOAD for this summer. Again, thanks for the info.
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:50 PM   #23
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I guess Ill have to take a look at these vehicles because, I need a TOAD for this summer. Again, thanks for the info.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:31 PM   #24
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:17 PM   #25
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For a while, Scion offered a little car called the iQ.
Has anyone ever determined if they were a "Toad-Worthy" choice?
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:22 PM   #26
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If you can drive a stick a Hyundai Elantra is a easy toad, no steering wheel lock. Just put in N and remove parking brake. Also like that is Focus and Fiat 500 sticks.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:35 PM   #27
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In the Chevy world all the smaller sedans are flat towable, even with automatic transmissions. Our Sonic works great.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:18 PM   #28
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We actually just started towing a 2017 MKZ hybrid. Just put into neutral tow mode in menus and good to go. No pulling fuses, disconnecting battery cables, or leaving key in it.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:37 AM   #29
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For a while, Scion offered a little car called the iQ.
Has anyone ever determined if they were a "Toad-Worthy" choice?
Only on a dolly. They have CVTs and are not flat towable.
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:26 PM   #30
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I wasn't aware of that; Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:33 AM   #31
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2016 Chateau 31L. E450
Towed a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero for a year or so.
Now towing a 2012 4WD Jeep Liberty Limited for 1 1/2 years and have had no issues.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:11 AM   #32
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E 350

Same reccomedations for us with class Cs that have the E350 engines instead of the 450s?
Newbie owner with less then a month RVing.
Looking for something to tow.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:21 AM   #33
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Same reccomedations for us with class Cs that have the E350 engines instead of the 450s?
Newbie owner with less then a month RVing.
Looking for something to tow.
(E350 is the chassis, not the engine).
Same advice applies: Weigh your rig to figure out how much it can tow (subtract weight from GCWR spec: 18,500 lbs for an E-350 chassis--see here).
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:25 PM   #34
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(E350 is the chassis, not the engine).
Same advice applies: Weigh your rig to figure out how much it can tow (subtract weight from GCWR spec: 18,500 lbs for an E-350 chassis--see here).
You can also probably find all of the specifications for your rig online. There should be a maximum towing capacity amount listed in there someplace...
It's not perfect; but it's a place to start!
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